Available from March 18th: AMD officially introduces the Radeon RX 6700 XT


As of today, AMD is rounding off its Big Navi product family at the bottom. The large Radeon RX 6800, Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon RX 6900 XT Big Navi models are supplemented by the Radeon RX 6700 XT mid-range card. Opponents are the GeForce RTX 3070 and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. Even if AMD is already showing its first benchmarks, you will first have to wait for independent tests. It will take another two weeks until the Radeon RX 6700 XT is available.

With the Radeon RX 6700 XT, AMD is focusing on the upper middle class. This can be determined primarily on the basis of the price. Gamers who want to play in 1080p or 1440p and with high frame rates should be the target group for the Radeon RX 6700 XT.

The Radeon RX 6700 XT is based on the Navi-22 GPU. The previous representatives of the Radeon RX 6800 series and the Radeon RX 6900 XT use the Navi 21 GPU in three different expansion stages. The GPU of the Radeon RX 6700 XT has 40 compute units. With 64 shader units per CU, we come to 2,560 shader units – exactly half as many as with the Navi-21 GPU in full configuration, as it is used on the Radeon RX 6900 XT. With 40 compute units we are also talking about 40 ray tracing accelerators.

Comparison of the cards
Radeon RX 6700 XT Radeon RX 6800 Radeon RX 6800 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
GPU Big Navi Big Navi Big Navi Big Navi
Transistors 26.8 billion 26.8 billion 26.8 billion
production 7 nm 7 nm 7 nm 7 nm
Chip size 519,8 mm² 519,8 mm² 519,8 mm²
Compute Units 40 60 72 80
Shader units 2.560 3.840 4.608 5.120
Ray Accelerators 40 60 72 80
Basic-Stroke 2.321 MHz
Game-Takt 2.424 MHz 1.815 MHz 2.015 MHz 2.015 MHz
Boost Rate 2.581 MHz 2.105 MHz 2.250 MHz 2.250 MHz
ROPs 64 96 128 128
Infinity Cache 96 MB 128 MB 128 MB 128 MB
Storage capacity 12 GB 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB
Storage type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory interface 192 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit
Memory bandwidth 384 GB/s 512 GB/s 512 GB/s 512 GB/s
FP16 computing power 26,43 TFLOPS 32,33 TFLOPs 41,47 TFLOPs 46,08 TFLOPs
FP32 computing power 13,21 TFLOPS 16,17 TFLOPs 20,74 TFLOPs 23,04 TFLOPs
TDP 230 W 250 W 300 W 300 W
care 1x 8-Pin + 1x 6-Pin 2x 8-Pin 2x 8-Pin 2x 8-Pin
price 479 USD 579 Euro 649 Euro 999 Euro
Availability March 18 in trade in trade in trade

What immediately catches the eye are the high clock rates of the GPU. The base clock is specified as 2,321 MHz. 2.424 MHz should be reached in games. The previous models just got over the threshold of 2 GHz – at least on paper. The Radeon RX 6700 XT should have a boost of 2,581 MHz. For the cards with Navi-21 GPU, it was a maximum of 2,250 MHz.

The Infinity Cache is also available on the small Big Navi GPU. Instead of 128 MB, it is only 96 MB in size. The capacity of the 128 MB of the special cache matches the planned target resolution of up to 4K. For a Radeon RX 6700 XT and the targeted 1440p, the 96 MB for the hit rate of the cache fit. We explained details about this at the start of the Radeon RX 6000 series and the RDNA 2 architecture.

AMD does not scale the memory interface to the same extent in the smaller version. If all previous Big Navi GPUs have a 256-bit memory interface, the Radeon RX 6700 XT has 192 bits – 25% less. With a memory clock of 2,000 MHz, we arrive at a memory bandwidth of 384 GB / s. The storage capacity of 12 GB fits the scaled-down storage interface. For a 1440p card, 12 GB of GDDR6 should still be more than sufficient.

Introducing the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT

Introducing the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT

AMD specifies the thermal design power of the Radeon RX 6700 XT with 200 W. The supply takes place via an 8-pin and a 6-pin connector. This applies to the reference version, which will also be available for this model. As part of the announcement, AMD also gave a preview of the hardware itself. You can see a card with two axial fans, which appear connected to one another in a curved shape of the cooler. A large “R” can also be seen between the two fans. A glowing Radeon logo can be seen again on the front. When it comes to design, AMD is based on the current generation of Radeon RX cards that have appeared so far.

The Radeon RX 6700 XT will be sold from March 18th. In addition to the reference design, the custom designs will also be available from March 18th – unless they are also sold out immediately. The price for the reference version is said to be $ 479. We don’t yet know a euro price.

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